I Lost My Light and It Could Have Lost Me Everything Red, puffy eyes. Swollen runny nose. Frustration, anger, grief, and sadness so intertwined that separating the emotions was impossible. And the pain; always the pain, unrelenting and never ending, an ache in my head and in my heart that would not go away until I was dead. Symptoms of
Telemedicine for Migraine Patients More than 39 million Americans suffer from migraine. For me, my migraine attacks started in childhood and unfortunately continued into my adult life, causing not only pain and fatigue but also tremendous frustration about the options for medical treatment and care. In fact, it took years for me to get a correct diagnosis. I felt tremendous
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Super-Responder: A Story of Life After Aimovig I sat staring at my phone, anxiously hitting the refresh button. The FDA was slated to announce their approval of Amgen’s new migraine prevention drug sometime today and the sun was beginning to set. As darkness began to fall, my heart began to beat faster.
I remember my reaction when someone would suggest a natural remedy for my debilitating migraine disease. “They were one of those people who thought a migraine is just a headache,” I would quickly assume. They clearly had no idea on just how debilitating migraine can be – the sensitivity to every light and sound, nausea and vomiting, and the pain.
When we first become moms we face all sorts of new challenges and changes. Those of us managing migraines have an extra challenge.
If you have not yet heard of Aimovig, it’s a new preventative migraine treatment option for adults. I am trying it, and feeling hopeful.
I glanced at the unfamiliar things on my bed: a vaporizer, a grinder, a spoon, and two containers of marijuana. How did I end up here?
Cognitive strategies to enhance headache sufferers’ ability to engage in behaviors that enhance their self-management of headaches.